Hazmat Employee Law and Legal Definition
According to 49 USCS § 5102(3) [ Title 49. Transportation; Subtitle III. General and Intermodal Programs; Chapter 51. Transportation of Hazardous Material ] the term "hazmat employee"
(A) means an individual
(I) is employed on a full time, part time, or temporary basis by a hazmat employer; or
(II) is self-employed (including an owner-operator of a motor vehicle, vessel, or aircraft) transporting hazardous material in commerce; and
(ii) who during the course of such full time, part time, or temporary employment, or such self employment, directly affects hazardous material transportation safety as the Secretary decides by regulation; and
(B) includes an individual, employed on a full time, part time, or temporary basis by a hazmat employer, or self employed, who during the course of employment--
(i) loads, unloads, or handles hazardous material;
(ii) designs, manufactures, fabricates, inspects, marks, maintains, reconditions, repairs, or tests a package, container, or packaging component that is represented, marked, certified, or sold as qualified for use in transporting hazardous material in commerce;
(iii) prepares hazardous material for transportation;
(iv) is responsible for the safety of transporting hazardous material; or
(v) operates a vehicle used to transport hazardous material.